Texas Firemen and Marshals Meet
Efforts towards consideration of a firemen’s pension and relief fund bill in the state legislature were described at the fifty-eighth annual convention of the Texas Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association at Mineral Wells, June 12-14.
H. R. Brayton, Director of the Texas Firemen’s Training School and head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Texas A. & M. College, told of the accomplishments of the school which is held each year. Six hundred men are expected at the school, which will be held at College Station, July 16-19.
Miss Alma Armour, instructor in the Eden public schools, spoke on “Benefits to he Derived from the Teaching of Fire Prevention in Public Schools.”
Chief G. E. Dalton, Coleman, stressed the need for ventilation. H. A. Bertram, Fire Marshal, Bryan, spoke on the problems of a small town fire marshal and the need for periodic inspection of local buildings. Rev. J. C. Felger, State Chaplain, Victoria, read a paper, “Benefits Derived by the State Association from Organization of District Associations.”
A number of races and contests were held for the enjoyment of the delegates.
The new officers are D. B. Clark, Beaumont, President; E. P. Hall, Weatherford, First Vice-President; Lewis Haynes, San Marcos, Third Vice-President; Olin Culberson, Edna, Secretary-Treasurer; Rev. J. C. Felger, Victoria, Chaplain.
The 1935 convention will be held at El Paso. A number of other cities competed for the honor.